Vegan Basil Pesto that is also nut free. This pesto works for the paleo/aip diet as well.

Vegan Basil Pesto

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I have a confession to make. I’ve never had pesto. This Vegan Basil Pesto is my best guess as what pesto should take like if it has no nuts or dairy. I figured out at a very young that I couldn’t eat nuts. Traditionally, pesto is made…
Save this recipe for Shrimp, Bok Choy and Tumeric Soup for the next time you get a cold. It's a lifesaver when you're feeling under the weather.

Shrimp Bok Choy and Turmeric Soup

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It’s fall and the weather is starting to change which means it’s cold and flu season. This also means it's soup season. I’m trying desperately to keep germs away from my family but it’s an uphill battle as my baby insists on putting…
A recipe for applesauce that is so easy, you don't even need to peel the apples! Just chop and throw them in the slow cooker. This is the best recipe for busy moms or just busy people.

Slow Cooker Applesauce

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I received a apples from Stemilt Growers as compensation for this post. All text and opinions are my own. I grew up in New York, which is known for its apples. Macintosh apples were so plentiful in the fall that we had them every day for…
Apple Pie Smoothie made of whole ingredients and no added sugar. It's so much healthier than a pie of actual pie!

Apple Pie Smoothie

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As the holidays approach, I’ve got pie on the brain. I love love love apple pie. I look forward to Thanksgiving every year just for the pie! Now, apple pie isn’t practical or healthy on a daily basis but this apple pie smoothie absolutely…
Super Green Smoothie made with avocado, spinach, green apple and green tea. Lots of green stuff and it tastes really good. It's surprisingly creamy from the avocado.

Super Green Smoothie

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It may seem a little strange to add an avocado and spinach to a drink but it’s actually really good. The veggies are balanced by the sweetness of the green apples and bananas. The avocado adds a creaminess that you normally get from heavy…
Homemade Italian Seasonings made with spices you already have in your spice drawer.

Homemade Italian Seasonings

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My mom is and always has been, a big fan of Italian Seasonings. She takes her Italian roots very seriously and uses Italian Seasonings almost exclusively. I was an adult before I realized that you could cook with other seasonings. When she…
Green Berry Smoothie. It's deceptively healthy. It looks like it's mostly blueberries but I've snuck some spinach into the drink.

Green Berry Smoothie

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This Green Berry Smoothie has become one of my most favorite smoothie recipes. It’s fruity and delicious. You’d never know that it’s packed with spinach! Yes. Spinach. If you’re new to green or healthy smoothies then it may sound strange…
Carrot Ginger Dressing just like the one you get at a Japanese restaurant!

Carrot Ginger Dressing

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I’ve been craving salads all summer long. I try to keep it interesting, delicious and healthy. This dressing definitely fits the bill. I was inspired to make this Carrot Ginger Salad Dressing after my first visit to a sushi place after…
Carrot Cake Smoothie. It's made with carrot juice and no sugar so it's super healthy.

Carrot Cake Smoothie

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We built garden beds last fall during our backyard renovation. We immediately planted seeds and started growing some herbs, veggies and flowers. I wanted to start with something easy as far as veggies were concerned because them before. I…
Scrambled Eggs. A no-fail recipe for fluffy scrambled eggs.

The Basics | Simple Scrambled Eggs

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I’ve been trying to teach my niece how to cook. We have a lot of fun cooking together and she’s getting to that age where she could actually take more of a role in the kitchen beyond prep work. I’m trying to show her recipes that are…
Braised Chicken and Leeks

Braised Chicken and Leeks

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I had a bunch of leeks in the fridge that were earmarked for another recipe that just didn’t work out. I wasn’t sure what to do with the leftover leeks so I threw them into the pan and just started winging it and came up with this delicious…
Beet Juice that's slightly sweet as it's combined with carrots, apples, and mint.

Sweet Beet Juice

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I still love the juicer I got a few months ago. Although I’m trying to get away from juicing so much fruit and focus more on veggies. I still love the Fruity Green Juice recipe that I shared awhile back but today I’ve got this Sweet Beet…